13 Day Safari Discover Uganda
This 13 Day Safari Discover Uganda is another private circuit with lodge accommodation designed for those who want to discover Uganda. It includes wildlife, birds, mountain gorillas, and chimpanzees.
Day 1: Entebbe
Arrival at Entebbe airport. Welcome to the airport by your guide and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the Papyrus or Karibu Guesthouse.
Day 2: Entebbe – Murchison Falls Park
After breakfast departure to Murchison Falls Park via Ziwa. You will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, you will go in search of rhinos in this sanctuary of 7000 ha. This project to reintroduce the white and black rhinoceros in Uganda began in 1997.
After lunch, continue the road, arrive at Murchison Falls Park in the afternoon, and leave for a first safari en route to your Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Lodge.
Day 3: Murchison Falls Park
Breakfast at the Lodge then departure for a full day of safari in the beautiful park of Murchison Falls, the largest park in Uganda.
The park is home to lions, elephants, antelopes, baboons, patas monkeys, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, Ugandan cob, hartebeest, and Oribis, hyenas, leopards, as well as 450 species of birds. Return to the Lodge for lunch.
After lunch, you will depart for a boat trip to Murchison Falls. This is where the waterfalls explode in a narrow gorge to then become the peaceful river where you can admire many hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun on the banks of the Nile.
If you wish, you can leave the boat and hike to the top of the falls. If you wish it. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Lodge.
Day 4: Murchison Falls Park
After breakfast at the Lodge, departure for a 4×4 safari in the park. During your safari, you may have the chance to observe lions and leopards, elephants, and also the Patas monkeys. Return to the Lodge for lunch.
After lunch, you will observe the Murchison Falls from above before taking the road towards Hoima. Dinner and overnight at Hoima Cultural Lodge.
Day 5: Fort Portal
After breakfast departure to Fort Portal via Mubende. You will travel through sugar cane, banana, tea, and coffee plantations, typical of the region.
You will have a picnic lunch en route. In the afternoon, you will leave for a guided walk to the Wetlands sanctuary of Bigodi.
During this excursion, you will be able to observe several kinds of primates such as black and white colobus, red-tailed colobus, and red-headed colobus. The sanctuary is also famous for these many birds. Dinner and overnight at Isunga Lodge or Primate Lodge.
Day 6: Kibale National Park
After breakfast, accompanied by researchers and rangers from the Kibale reserve, you will meet the chimpanzees when they wake up and you will observe them all day until bedtime (nesting).
The chimpanzee habituation program is a unique experience that will allow you to follow a group of chimpanzees in their daily activities.
You will participate in an initiative of the Uganda Wildlife Authority dedicated to accustoming chimpanzees to human presence without interfering with their natural environment.
The Kibale forest offers the best conditions for observing primates, in particular chimpanzees, and some 335 species of birds and 140 species of butterflies have been recorded there. Dinner and overnight at Isunga Lodge or Primate Lodge.
Day 7: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth Park (Mweya)
After breakfast, you will take the road towards Mweya, the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth Park. The road will lead you through wonderful landscapes and give you the opportunity to discover the salt lake of Katwe. Lunch upon arrival at the park.
After lunch, start the boat exploration of the Kazinga Canal, a natural canal connecting Lake Edward to Lake George. During the navigation, you will be able to observe elephants, hippos, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles, and a very large number of water birds.
At the end of this excursion, you will leave for a safari in the park. Dinner and overnight at Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Imbaha Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, departure for a morning safari in the north of Queen Elizabeth Park with a magnificent view of the Rwenzori mountains in the background. You can observe there: lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, warthogs, Ugandan kobs but also many species of birds because Queen Elizabeth National Park is a paradise for bird watchers.
After lunch, you will take the trail to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth Park, called Ishasha. Safari en route to your Camp. Dinner and overnight at Enjojo Lodge or Imbaha Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha)
After breakfast, departure for a whole day in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth Park. The Ishasha sector is renowned for its climbing lions.
Some connoisseurs count Ishasha among the most attractive sites in East Africa. Picnic lunch and relaxation by the river for hippo watching. After lunch, you will visit the salt marshes of Lake Edward to observe elephants, large herds of buffaloes, and various species of water birds.
It can happen that we can observe the very rare bill in the hoof. Dinner and overnight at Enjojo Lodge or Imbaha Safari Lodge.
Day 10: Queen Elisabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park
After breakfast, departure towards Bwindi. You will take the road that winds along the Kigezi mountains. These mountains will make you discover one of the most beautiful panoramas of your panoramic stay. Lunch upon arrival at the Lodge in Bwindi.
The Bwindi rain forest is a unique and varied ecosystem. UNESCO has classified it as a World Heritage Site. Bwindi Park currently has 4 sites where you can observe mountain gorillas, Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. In the afternoon, you will explore the village. Dinner and overnight at Travelers Rest or Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge.
Day 11: Bwindi National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to the entrance to Bwindi National Park. Meet the park rangers and depart for your first trekking tour to meet the gorillas. You will then enter the gorilla sanctuary. The moments spent with these last mountain lords will be the highlight of your trip and will forever remain the memory of a unique and fabulous experience.
A good physical condition is necessary because the trekking of the gorillas is somewhat unpredictable. The excursion can take 4 to 8 hours. Prepare to walk in difficult conditions before meeting the gorillas.
The rangers will explain to you how to behave in the presence of the gorillas For conservation reasons, the meeting with the gorillas will be limited to one hour. Prepare your cameras and camera. After the trekking, departure towards Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Resort or Birds Nest.
Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi
Rest day with full board at the edge of Lake Bunyonyi. After the gorilla trek, a few moments of relaxation at the edge of this splendid lake are welcome.
Lake Bunyonyi is a crater lake of volcanic origin. It harbors large populations of otters, crayfish, and waterfowl. The waters of the lake are not contaminated by bilharziasis and you can therefore swim or canoe there. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Resort or Birds Nest.
Day 13: Lake Bunyonyi – Entebbe
Breakfast at the Lodge, then you will take the road towards Kabale then Entebbe. Several stops en route are planned. Picnic lunch en route. Arrived in Entebbe at the end of the afternoon. After dinner, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Different possibilities of extensions on request: gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the discovery of the Murchison Falls national park, chimpanzee sanctuary of Ngamba Island, Relaxing stay in Bulago Island, Rafting on the Nile in Jinja…
End of 13 Day Safari Discover Uganda
The 13 Day Safari Discover Uganda price includes
- All airport/hotel/airport transfers.
- 1 night in a guesthouse in Entebbe, accommodation, and breakfast.
- The safari is 13 days / 12 nights as described in the itinerary.
- Accommodation in a Lodge with the full board as described in the itinerary.
- The open roof Land Cruiser / Land Rover 4×4 vehicle.
- The English-speaking driver-guide.
- Entrance fees to the parks.
- All the activities are indicated in the program.
- Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
- Boat trip.
- All the activities are indicated in the program.
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP (habituation program).
- Safari at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
- Boat trip on the Kazinga canal.
- One gorilla permit per person.
- Water at will.
The price does not include; International flights, airport taxes, Expenses of a personal nature, Repatriation/cancellation insurance, drinks, Tips, Visa fees, and Christmas / New Year supplements.
- Price per person for a private trip of 2 people in a double room: 4,200 $ (budget lodges) or 4.600 $ (charm lodges).
- Price per person for a private trip of 3 people in a triple room: $ 3,650 (budget lodges) or $ 4,000 (charming lodges).
- Price per person for a private trip of 4 people in double rooms: $ 3,500 (budget lodges) or $ 3,900 (charming lodges).
- Price per person for a private trip of 6 people in double rooms: $ 3,150 (budget lodges) or $ 3,650 (charming lodges).